Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Busy week! Monday we saw the pediatric surgeon; yesterday had the two-week checkup.

The surgeon/tongue clipping was fine - simple, over quickly, and mostly without fuss. The doctor told us it would hurt us more than it hurt him, and then sent us to the waiting room right next door to the procedure room. There was no sound-proofing, so we heard the shocked/angry cries, and they brought him to us with a wad of gauze stuffed in his mouth, shrieking angrily at the injustice of it all. But he was over it quickly - nursed and promptly fell asleep. And yes, it's made a difference in the latch, so all in all a good thing.

And then the 2-week checkup. Turns out we might not be raising a quarterback, much to Rich's chagrin, but rather a linebacker. Hopefully not an offensive lineman, though.*

Recap - born at 9 lb 8 oz, dropped to 8 lb 6 oz, at one week gained to 8 lb 13 oz. I typed last week of course we wouldn't hit birth weight by two weeks. Ha, haha haha.

9 lbs 13 oz. He gained ONE POUND in 8 days. That's two ounces a day. He's 4 oz beyond birth weight. WOW. Our little man is not so little. All that nursing at night must be having an impact.

In better news, last night instead of every two hours, he was up every three - 11 pm, 2 am, 5 am, 8 am. Not too shabby. At least compared to up all night.

(* who are we kidding? We're raising the president of the math league, not a football player.)

- Susan


Thrift Store Mama said...

What a strong little man he must be! To have gained that much with the frenulum issue?!?! WOW! What a fabulous team the two of you make. And only eating every 3 hours at night? Sounds like a rock star baby to me! With that stellar weight gain you certainly don't need to wake him more frequently.

Elaine said...

Yay! Glad to hear he's gaining so well. I'm surprised you couldn't be in the room when he was having his surgery. That must have been really tough on you.

And hey, maybe he can be in the math league with my little people - or he can become a sabermatrician so he can pretend to be an athlete, even if his brains are where the action is.

Laurie said...

Great news Susan! Hope it wasn't too rough to not be in the room during the procedure. Sounds like you are raising a young man with both brawn and brains, kudos!